A Guide to Brian Head, Utah Mountain Biking and Where to Stay

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Brian Head is the tallest town in Iron County, Utah, reaching 9,800 feet. The comfortable summer temperatures (we're talking 70°F!) are great for mountain biking.

Are you looking for a beautiful southern Utah vacation that the whole family will enjoy?

Keep on reading and we'll tell you more about Brian Head mountain biking and the best Brian Head vacation homes to stay at.

The Perfect Southern Utah Vacation

The mountain is located on the Markagunt Plateau and has the highest peak of over 11,000 feet. Unsurprisingly, the Brian Head Mountain Biking resort has fantastic downhill trails. Bikers can reach thrilling speeds.The vacation hotspot was created in 2018 in collaboration with Momentum Trail Concepts. The 100-plus miles of terrain includes a variety of bike trails and scenic wilderness. Either move from trail to trail on a chairlift or travel using one of the shuttle services.

Brian Head Mountain Biking

From Descender to Wildflower, Brian Head has something for bikers of any level and age.  Here are some of the resort's beginner, intermediate, and advanced trails.


Color Flow is a great trail for new bikers. It's a single-track route with optional jumps and easy flow sections. Descender has few obstacles and is a shorter trail.


Little (Upper) Glitter has features for the more experienced biker, such as jumps and berms. This trail connects to Color Flow, other intermediate paths, and advanced ones. 

Ride down to Lower Glitter for increased flow and obstacles like hips and tables.


Consider traversing the rocky Timberline DH if you're an advanced biker. This famous trail has log drops, technical rocks, and jumps. 

The next is for the experts only: Wildflower is so intense that jumps have been added to ease the wild ride down! The trail consists of steep drops, successive drops, and chutes. 

Stay at a Brian Head Vacation Home

Relish in your family mountain biking vacation to the fullest by picking from our best Brian Head vacation rentals. Many options are a short walking distance away from chairlifts, so you can be at the park in no time! You'll also be near restaurants and grocery stores.In just a short drive, you and the family can visit attractions such as Zion National Park and Cedar Park National Monument. Wake up in the morning to the gorgeous view of Brian Head Mountain. Spend the nights in a comfy vacation home close to the resort.

Book Your Mountain Biking Vacation

With amazing trails and incredible scenery, what's not to love about Brian Head mountain biking? No worries if not every family member is into biking. We recommend the hiking trail that leads to the stunning view at the top of the park.

At the bottom of the resort, everyone can grab a bite at the Giant Steps Lodge. Choose from fun activities like golfing, zip-lining, and bungee trampolining.

Don't wait to book your lodgings and enjoy a southern Utah vacation at a Brian Head vacation home!
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